The goal is to enable people to use their laptops to charge their laptops.
If only there was some sort of product available that would, if you house burned down, reimburse you for the lost value.
If you don't understand why people want the ability to save large amounts of money without paying taxes on the principle, interest, or dividends until they withdraw it, I'm not sure you're as well off as you think you are.
Why is your retirement savings in a savings account?
No, if you save $5k per year with a 50% employer match and a 5% average rate of return, you'll have over $1 million in 43 years.
In a country with 400 million people, how can "the preferences of the average American" have anything but "a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy", regardless of organization? With that many people, it's impossible for everyone to have an impact on public policy that is both equal to everyone else's AND significant.
Unless the IRS thinks you were failing to report income, in which case it's 6 years. But more to the point: if I have to verify everything in the IRS return anyways, how exactly does this system save me time?
And when the IRS inevitably discovers they messed up on the "return-free" return they generated for you five years ago, who is liable for the resulting penalties and interest? Because I'm betting it's not going to be the IRS.
You do realize there were almost 2 million federal cases last year? Even if the Supreme Court was in session 24/7 for the entire years, they'd have to hear arguments, rule, and write an opinion every 20 seconds to avoid ignoring any of them.
There's a distinction between "free speech" as a legal concept, and "free speech" as a moral concept. Yes, this doesn't infringe on his right to free speech from a legal standpoint. But then again, I've not seen anyone suggesting boycotts like this should be legally banned.
But this is ultimately an "argumentum ad baculum", which I consider immoral behavior even in cases where it's legal to do so.
Was his resignation actually voluntary? Or was this one of those "you can either resign, or we're going to fire you" deals?
We ought to be fighting to discourage the practice, not demanding more of it.
Corps shouldn't dig into employee lives. But if we want that to be the social norm, we can't threaten to boycott companies for not doing a sufficiently good job at it.
Don't forget that while your actual votes are secret, whether or not you voted and which party you are registered for is public record. What happens if your employer decides maybe he doesn't like having so many registered Democrats/Republicans on the payroll?
And conversely, we have the right to criticize your criticism.